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MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER S 6, 1864
NATIONAL UNION TICKET.
FOR VIOE PRESIDENT,
The Great Union Meeting in the Court
• Rouse on Saturday Evening.
We give up a very large portion of our
space to-day, to a report of the progeed
rugs of the great mass meeting in the
Court House, on Saturday eveniag last.
'lt was decidedly the largest and most enthu-
siastic gathering of the people ever held in
Harrisburg. The most cheering aspect of the;
meeting, was the fact that a large body of
veteran invalid soldiers were present, who
contributed largely to the enthusiasm of the
occasion, and who cheered heartily the speak-
era at every allusion to the names of Lincoln
and Johnson, as well as such utterances as:
declared a purpose to prosecute the war to a
victorious end. We commend the speech of
Hon. John Cessna, a War Democrat, delivered
on this occasion, to the careful perusal . of.
every reader of the TELEGRAPH
The People of the State Capital
send Glorious Greetings
LOYAL MEN OF THE COMINONWEATiI
FOR JUSTICE AND THE RIGHT !! I
Grrand Outgo ouring of the Masses.
The Soldiers Shouting With the Citizens
The Battle Cry of Freedoin
NO THOUGHT, BUT THAT OF VICTORY
FOR LINCOLN AND JOHNSON !
The Union and Constitution
Peace and Prosperity!!
Decidedly the largest and most respectable
city meeting_ ever held in Harrisburg, as
sembled in the Court House, on Saturday even
ing last. The great objects 'of the meeting were
congratulation's for the recent splendid na
tional victories achieved by Sheridan in the
Shenandoah valley, to hear a loyal Democrat
speak in favor of the Union and the Consti
tution, as they are represented in the nomina
tions of Lincoln and Johnson, and to make
necessary preparations for victorious respon
ses to the successes of the army and the
navy, at the polls in October and November.
The meeting may be fairly regarded as an
impromptu affair, as it was only decided late
on Friday to make arrangements for the gath
ering. Notwithstanding, it was by far the
largest, most respectable, intelligent and en
thusiastic political meeting ever held in Har
At seven o'clock a large body of men repre
senting the Loyal League of Harrisburg, as
sembled in front of the Court House, with
banners and transparencies, awaiting the pre
sence of a delegation of soldiers from the In
valid Corps, who had signified their desire to
the Committee of Arrangements to participate
in the meeting. On the arrival of the veterans,
a procession was formed, headed by a splendid
drum corps, which marched through some of
the principal streets of the city. We give the
mottoes on the different transparencies as fol
TP.LNSPASENCr NO. 1
}rant, Meade Sheridan, Sherman and their
Brave Soldiers, are our Peace Makers.
Who Opposed the Law Allowing Soldiers to
vote? The evperheads.
Have Yon Heard the New From Maine ?
The Green Mountain Boys Have Spoken.
TRANSPARENCY NO. 2.
We are for Peace When Rebels Lay Down
The 14th Congressional District Will be Re
Lincoln, and Johnson.
The Soldiers will vote for Father Abraham.
TRIINSPAMENCY NO. 3
On one side a Shamocratic Nondescript. A
dissevered Ass, on the front-half of which
was a representation of McClellan, in full
uniform, fully armed, on • 'The Road to
Ruin." On the tail end of the Ass was
seated Vallandigham, represented as an
"Angel of Peace."
On the reverse was
represented by Shovels, Spades, Picks, &c
On one end,
"No Thduglit hilt Victory."
No Compromise bnt.Conquest of Traitors
On the other end—
"l Don't Remember Geo. B. Meekllßii."
TRANSPAIttNai NO. 4.
The Two Georges :
McClellan—The Hord of Retreats.
Pendleton—The Trumpeter of Traitors.
The Road to Peace Runs Over the Ruins of
Free Speech mid Free Press are Freest when
Used Against Traitors.
"It is dangerous to Stand on the Platform."— ;
Gunboat McClellan, Chief Conductor..
When the procession reachd the Court
House, the room was already well crowded,
so that by the time the soldiers and. the Loya l
League were seated, the Court ro9m Was com
pletely packed. After music . froia , the drum
'corps, on motion, the meeting was -iirganized
by the election.of the following officers:
General SIMON CAMERON
William Bostick, B. F. Kelker,
James W. Wier, Eby Byers,
M. A. Shattuck, Frederick Gusty,
Joseph Black, John Morsh,
Alexander Koser, Col. G. H. Iff!Farland,
D. W. Grosa, John Lowrie,
Jacob J. Milleisen, Abraham Landis,
George Zinn, David Mumma, Jr.,
Levi Gray, - Joseph
Peter Meyer, Leonard Cunkle.
J. J. Clyde,
Wm. H. Smith, ' Samuel Preeburn,
W. H. H. Sieg, Thomas Jones,
W. H. Reed, Dr. Keller,
J. L. Campbell, W. T. Bishop.
Samuel W. Myers,
SPEECH OP GEMMAL SIMON CAMERON.
GEM. CAMERON, on taking the chair, remiryl
ed the people present that the last time he had
met with them, it was to take counsel against
danger, to deVise means for the common 41e4
fence, and make such preparation as the crisis
would permit, to meet mid resist an invading
foe. Then, as now, men were prone to carp
at and find fault with the, administration; to
blame the authorities at Washington for. the
responsibility of all the vicissitudes of war.,
Such a disposition had done as ranch to inter
fere with the triumph of the Government, as
the rebels themselves in arms against ,its Au
thority. The authorities at Washington ha&
done their full duty—they did it from the
begining of the insurgent war as they are
doing it now—did it conscientiously and nobly,
while those who were clamoring against 'them
enjoyed the protection of the GoVernmerit
which they sought to embarrass by thus
flouncing the Administratien "But'the'',ll'6ll-i
ble heretofore was due to the' deficiency, qfi
those who led the armies.. The 'seiret cof
past failures lay the deficiencies Of' mere
ambitious military leaders, whoa fork& the
real objects of the war on tile part of
the people, and who sought to maket
the armies collected by the Government s
mere machines to be used for objects 1
other than those of crushingitreason and, pre- ,
serving law and order. What is the, the nitit-1
tary prospect now, when we have' ineii to
command our armies andnavy? ifia one of
brilliant hope!-of a promising siaeedy , and
glorious triumph—of certain and' cliSgraceful
defeat to traitors alike on the battlefielff;:the
wave and at the ballotlbox. A comparative
boy is leading our gallant soldiers to victoiy
in the Shenandoah Valley—coping there with.
the very flower of the rebel army—crosiing
swords with veterans and able soldiers—
and routing them horse foot and dragoons:"
The secret of this triumphis that Phil Sheri=
dan is a true soldier. He is not a miserable
procrastinator of the pie& and the spade . -
who, regarding his enemies as aperfect gen
tlemen, ' waits until they are ready to fight,
and after he has fought them, Waits again until
the foe has fled. This is not Sherician'a Mode
of warfare—and hence it is( that the army
which he leads has closed up the door of
northern invasion, and effectually put an end
to the destruetion of life and property along
the Upper Potomac, through Maryland arid
Gen. Cameron then referred' to the,fact that
the war was drawing to an end-lit could not
last much longer—he was satisfied that the
rebels had struck their heaviest blows—and
now all that was necessary to complete the
work of triumph which our armies 'and nay
were inaugurating, was a proper spirit qk de
votion by the people at home to the Govern:
ment. There must be no balancing of parties
in the loyal States. But one sentiment., and
that of unswerving and unqualified devetion
to the Government, must be bilerated t ,...The
man who, at this hour, wheri,llte:fuleretA of
those representing the national authority are
bent in a gigantic struggle tti'cruali. tht
mies of the National•Groxertent. ° , 4 - 4 11,2 "
who ' s o - base now as to tienonnce 04i*,
tional aiitherities on the plea thailie,p
merely exercising his right of the fieedern, of
speech, is a traitor more desperate;tll9.lo;
who takes-up arms and fights where tile Strligf,
gle involves the peril of Wel l and Hine - 3740 . 01 T
who assail the national credit—who dperY thik
national currency—who denounce .ineasures
calculated to impart vigor'to the effort tOlde,
molish the armed front of rebellion—who l e
in fact the persistent; blatant carpets att
acts of the administration—are of ti elass
enemies who deserve no terms, and should lig
overridden until they are tranipled beneath
the soil of a country, which they disgrace.— . .
This talk about the debt of the country 'is
sheer folly—and'of an order of political bosh,
which is disgraceful to men who claim to coni
prehend the extent and understand the :'re=
sources of the country. The war debt of *the
Revolution was paid—the indebtedneiji
curred by the struggle of 1812 and the, war,
with Mexico was liqindated'irithout eithet
laboring; themercantile or the Manufacttiting,
interests of the Union reeling the demands:on
their resources. Why,-then, with borders so
vastly extended since"the warof the Revolution
and the war of 'l2—with territory added since
the war with Mexico, rich in mineral and ag
ricultural wealth—with new States added to
the Union until its giant limbs stretch froM
sea to sea and from pole to pole—why, then,
the speaker asked, should we be fearfill'itif
debt now? Those who desire to disturb the
public with the' cry of debt, were,. nett. of
the class who truly regard the economy
and the jpst interests of the Govern
ment. Thfy are the men who would de=
vote all to ruin—who would pile debt upon
debt—to realize their personal aspirations
and render successful their political scherees.
We can pay the debts of the war, tritieli easier
than we can put down the rebellion of ,the
tocrats of the South. It will not e-tbate - i'
dredth part of the misery to meet every dollar
of that indebtedness, that it did to confront
crush and armed traitors. ' We babe
Relent, with its incalculable `reoptirees
ally going to waste, ample to"pay ) , / the'debt
incurred thus fax in the , effort to Crnsit . rebel
lion. All that we' want is . , peace—the
which secures unimpaired in all its• retigest . 4
the constitutional authority of the" 06-Vfni
merit—the peace Which maintain§ ifie'preitige
and the right of self-govelinnent-I-the 'peace
which. tells the world that.the Union -.Of Alter
can States is as permanent - nor good as it ii'pew
erful for defence--with such a 'peace; national
debt will amount to nothing, while 'everkebra.:
munity in the land will soon be reetoredlo
the blessings and the prosperity they enjoyed
before armed traitors combined to work WS'
Gen. Cameron then urged the iiecsity of
a union of action to secures; great , victory at
the ballot:box. ' - He ;communicated Ihe eloper
ing fact, that the prospect of political victory
was never better —never so cheering and inapir
ing than in the campaign in which we are hes?
engaged. If we are victorious in Cctober, our
political foes cannot deprive us of. a glmions
triumph in November—and as Ceitain as the
light follows the darkness, so ' , Sure peace
will attend the re-election of Abraham
Lincoln. If the, people of the loyal. efates
declare at the- polls in November, that
Abraham Lincoln shall remain aiWitilV
for four years longer from Efarett,..71.86 . 6 - 4the
Speaker solemnly and emphatically d4Clated: it
as his deliberate conviction, that : there:waft'
not bee cer,peral'sguard left of,armed= . rebel
lion. to combat the Governmentat the end of
the year' 186 , 1; 'the_ re-election . of Abraham Lincoln woidd extininish the last hope of the
Government on this hemisphere. , '
Gen. Cameron farther urgett\erehr true
man to wield his influence iri•imileT.tchittake,
the great ;
worth t tits
gratitude, tlite great' triample Which nit.
almost daily belnitr•ernbla,zoned on the bannela
beneath whiclOur brave soldierslnfihtflig;•
ire then intrisjncii‘d to the audiefptrlop.:i
To CESSNA, Of Bedford countyo war Dint
ocrat, who oppc:sed;the first election of Or
'ham Lincoln. , •F' + . 4 --
SPEECH Or HON. JOHN OHS
As Mr. Cessna rose to respond . to_ the intro,
littetion of the` he wig" 'greated..by
g:LP most deafening ,applause..Wien silence
.wei restored,: he said that his Poiitiou in ap
pearing before the• people under.the auspices
which assembled the loyal men of Harrisburg,
was of rather li'illiinfil Character: He had
always been identified with the men and the
Measures' ot•tliii "'Democratic part.s-. ' ' tie fel t
that this identity was. undisturbed, so -fa; as
measures.werconwiked,,, bit Vie did not take
the stump tt deitoinkief l liese4 who had:de
serreattin c v
d did not died before the peo
ple to censure any man. But he was here
because the good men of all parties were bound
to . , rise aboye 01 ere ,p9iitieal trammels, to
striddiby tiezOdaae 'ea t'he existence" of the
nation. He had, hoped. the Chicago conven
tion would have so shaped its proceedinks,, E voto ,
feave him still in a pbaitibrito support its can
dates and its platforin=but that body having
failed in its dutysto the cause of the country,
it left him only his country to support and de
fend—a defence and-Support which heAvould
render while he t had: strength to raise Jib 'i nn ',
er utter a word. Under Jim. new discipline,
which controls the Democratic party, Demo=
crats are not allowed ; t,o rejoice i for the,viett,
ries Of 'alit arthies-Ilor the momise of peace!
by the stern vindication of the national honor.'
At Chicago peace
_wae,recommended as a re-
suit to be achieved on the bonded knees of
the-people of ' the North. He was for
aeldeVed While standing:erect in the ictight,go.
'majesty of in American nitizen, beneath lian
mere which were eteblizAtiedivith i tlie - triiunfili. l
Of our arine.4)ver trait° r iS r '* .'' ...... ~ „
• The Speaker was willing ' Co, gond , equlinie- !
sioners to Richmond; licit` Ife - Waitted to send!
there by Grant And:Shen:ail, in the :elifiPe 'Of 1
.artillery and caValiy;.rieCOMPanied ' hy. pi - 11 . 3 4p . '
etrong'armsand stout hearts te'supPOrt.thein, :
Pretended 'peace commissioners froike Bich -I
mond may , dictate IfErtilicinsi members of Con
gress who openly deeliOd‘that the, doctrine
of° secession was right;'hilir :that 'they Would
rejoice in its success; other - reenters - who
slept when lin` their seats infor' go to Chicago
and , adopt or ratify itirßiclonond papers and
politicians may leng Mr:its SucCess ; the Nova
Scotia telegisp'ex"Lindent, Bbebuchend,their
allies .iniEnglandVE‘Akis Napoleon:and ' john
Slidelhini.Franee,Jrney'all hope' for its SIMI
cess;, but the Ameriein people will arlee-
their might and bring altogether in o-corn
mon ruin.: The Soldiers in the army will help
to dig its grave, for the 'phdple have deCided
that they too shall vdte, , and they will 'help to
sink it so deep that the'hand r iifcrehniiection
will ,never raise it. The pitabe'Ltritiblithese
men seek to inaugurate conceals Within" its
copperhead folds a recognition of the Stiutlier , u,
confederacy, with a pestibility of other' acri-f
federacies being erected tout Of th A
American Union, • , as.' seceeSsion `is -thus'
made -patent. 'Admit' the POisibiliti of "a
northern and southern 'confedera4;•arid :yon
therebY concede the establishment Wan! east`
ern and western, or &New England and bor
der State; or,' an ?Atlantic „ and Paolfic, or a
AlississippiNalley, or say other Venfederaci,'
or any. -numberlefrcoidederaeibli; *Etch' the
disconteltbzora ambition ' of , iirdiVidnale May
require .:fttr. suit their. , .unworthY andwieked.
purposes. . : :,, .1 . ~,1 , ti I
Mr. Cessna then ,arent .into-an elaborate
review of the opinions of ..the, Fathers,
of the,l4pnblic, teuehink.thiferineipleirhiidi
underlies: the. national Amnon, the-purposes for
which the cithinact was tittered into, the de
sign of its eternal endurance, and the power
of the separate States which were parties to_
the:grand whole. tloill;ittitiene can be amend
eci---laws made and repealed, but the Union
was, entered into•to last, fozevcr. That is a
compact of eternal end 'ranee.. All :the; great
thep.. of` bur land; of ,ftil partiesand at -all
fithes ; pi: the giblet; in Congress apd on the
bench; have Milt& firliigreedupon&is great
question. To secure the 11in t on,s , great com
promiSes; have been made, , Before the war
of 'the slafe:lkolders' rehelho4„ltsp R esipit a I
ted, Compromise was, still possilik .to -,weenie;
the Union unbrpken—but
,nw, only, war,
sterna fo,il . telTAle 'r, could a i ng would aelve
the principle of the, eternal endurance Of, the ,
American Union...' '.' ) patriot PK soonsolet
himself the refiectionthit in the present!
struggle we have right on our side. • Not only
the, - glorious recdollectiola of ;tize past, the
proud realities of the present, and the „bright ;
hopes'of the fifittre,lnapire =pie= devotion'
to our country, but we are stiatigtliened u igii
encouraged with thefall libmiledge and- firm:
conviction' that reason and )us ce are on our
side: ' - ,
the speaker next' alluded the panic,and
Uneasiness which were sought be Piented.b.Yl
exaggerationsOthe'PuriedlOt I"4helle .win
oppoSed the war because theysynipsthe with,
traitors, have attempted rind are atill:frying : to,
delude the Priblic*Xtli., exaggerations of, what
the war coats. '"-Biir#4l3A9l3, .., ep Watuia lt ext.;
pensive, adthit -tluit - lija wage* iii la•eagnee„.
and that it hie 'Cost „ineale r ly inr human,
life. . A sufficierit answer to this cause Ot.,umr:
easiness and alarm ought to. be that figures
cannot estimate' the worth of iini,V4.ion...,lts•
'fake islieyolid all'prioe' t , 7 0 i9 s ia p 9444 phis
answer would be Satlsinety-, , BILI'X ,we ~ Piay
readily:find' an answer for the 41 of dollars
and cents-even for - li„l4*lea worihips the
"almighty dollar;" or Inn who has grown
rich under the fostering ,care of . the Govern
ment, and is now too mean . t6:119,t4Ei taxes
for its support. It is uot , :piefike,.npr money,
nni haeureeg that 'lve‘`ruie4: - :Fhefe, is no
tinnier( power that ,can Aped our prigress
andldevelopment. When the war is ended in
triumph, our country will take such a position
in population; Wealth' fi r ed,igni as will make
the 444kappeaDsoonallithatgwoolvill smile at
the fearawhich once overclouded oar vision.
Ml,-Desene reviewed at length; the neces
sity 'of 4iiskining the ii,aticial,Administration
in power for another term, not upon :-the .
mere claim of the superior, Wass of the men
,i6p7sAerAiiig thatpl3.tkirity,; but upon , the
princiPleStbat 4 31 Y4 1 1. 1 1ge 'at• this time would:
b e &Beardas. to the great caws of • the coun
try in 'the Old. • This:reduced the contest en
tirely to One of prinCiPle-, It explained his
pcsAion c1ear1Y.P,M.F9 3 1 1 4 8 44.5.0 thousands
of honest Dennaw* 141 :. over . the rland, who
iiiiitiosowt4 te . :,11914 1 4; 4hfs , r@-Affoticoa, of,
400 , 1-fivaOln-ii n•NITe PCZtik.account
inAls.,o3iteit.; rnar;tp}o . 'vac leverything--
hivehink the life Of the nation and the eter
,existence •ei fre9 gclvDtlliaMnte ,To this
Prlq'ill*; said" t P,4 l ll9ttkPr., he. had , devoted
the fiat yearsiethis . young manhood, and in.
defence of this lie would perish, not desiring
1 to isuryive. ar'ljpickil;of these States, which is not
based' noon hhe : f9iindations f ,of, Rquitlity and
freedom., ' , . . ,
We e l o;4:SqyfelljX only ti , hrief synopsis
of. the speech of il.r.i:lessria.. It was certainly
one of the ablest defenceifbf the : Oct..ernMe' nt
- . th ica . iti , l l, o . , .1 . ~ i ,
yet niaile;luidse pia rator as a patriot
sq . , a; statesnlaa, A tpvit;of WS 9 01 4itr8.and.a.
Democrat whe.hoWlest:nene of the courage
and purity-whiehoerley accepta
ble ,tadleegall'aeglailgait igthienkt; ..... ....
2 .smiimi 01N4614.‘30ica C. zmontr... .
tifotl Toss `6l)lEtsipth ) ..With then lo#dky
called for, and on•tliffitteaidoo il;•this:W;
s' --; •-• .1./ I, .o).` *. .1 -, I.: 1,. ~., ,_ ~,,,-, Atli . r., ~.
iai "4: httiiiietgtretihi"errcijt y those present]
He said blessed are the peace-makers—but he
believed that of all the peace men that have
yet appeared to the American people since this
Wicked war begun, the most glorious and
- -effective were Grant, Farragut, and Sherman.
He had longed for peace—was willing to make
'any sacrifice to St, the efhisiljh of blood
that had already crimsoned so my battle
fields—but a peace achieved witholit the clear'
;vindication of the laws' f the land—without
full recognition of the national authority
In the States—would be the inauguration
Of eternal war. Mr. Kunkel then went into a
bold examination and comparison of the
platfOrnis adopted at Baltimore and Chicago.
He said he' had nothing to do with men The in
dividual men were of no consequence in a strug
gle involving the life or death_ of a nation, ex
cept so farts they could give strength to the
cause ,of the right. Principle only should
be considered—the prindiple which - gives
strength and. purity to . .governMents—peace
and .Ar4sperity to communities: Tha alti
4:glare,,platform was . . a plain - expoiition of a
great principle—a declaration of right by the
triumph of .which the. American, people could
alone be restored to their past peace and pros
parity, and secured in that development and
progress which were, to place, them far in ad
vance•of the nations of the world. The effort
of Mr. K. was distinguished alike for its argu
ment and eloquence, and will scarcely admit of
'such a c on densation necessary to bring it within
the lbnits of .a synoPsis_ for which we could
'MAY find room to-day:..Biiirtelt to write, that
ffmade a great; inipression:On,those who heard
it, and waS unanimously pronounced one of
the ablest was.
yet made in )lefence of the
great principle Of right inVolved in the politi
cal campaign now being..feught2
,O 7 AEA', 14
Rsv. J., : Wp,nnit-Jeonsos (who was in the
audience) wmstliseovered by those present, and
immediately on the conclusion of Mr. Kunkel's
speech, the,most deafening cries were made
for, Mr. J. to,take the stand. Mr. Jackson,
.after. the calls had been repeated'with cheers,
'Walked to the stand occupied by the officers
of the meeting.; . His appearance. was the
,Signal for great, enthusiasm. He frankly told
the people that he di.d.;not„C
°House that night Ito ,make. a speech. The
condition of his health, and the duties which
he had to,prepare for the morrow, forbade such
,1 Hut the general cause in behalf of
which 'the people had-been assembled was km
vital'for any Tani to keep silent when he •was
called on to speak. He i felt that the election of
Abrahain Lincoln deseryed anddemanded the
effort of all good men. All that he had to
utter involved the °ld - Jacksonian principle—
the, Union R ucit 4n4 .711,q2l be preserved ! The
mystic cord Of memory .stretching along all
the battle fields, 'front AtitietUna to the Gulf,
would 'awaken, !When touched, the response
iYont evert Patriotic,. heart in the land, that
thelYniqa must and that/ be preserved. The
speaker said that he would not attempt to go
into arl argument on the .issues of the cam
paign—but'l.f • the masses desired that the
thtiOTZ , rngsf and shall be preserved, the only ef
fectealiWaSrto realiai such desires was to vote
for the election ef,Lineoln and Johnson!
aOncrt. roxur:,tca.. G. B. ZeITABIAND:
, LIELIT. COL. Ilf.Taanarro, a soldier who'hia
lost aleg in the battle of Gettysburg, We
next called out. Col. McF.' •was unable to'
stand in addressing the -"meeting, and
therefore occupied aehair while delivering'his
:remarks. He addressed” himself directly to
the soldiers who were - present, appealing to
their patriotism - and their love -of country,
inetto,desert the:Government when their de
votion .Watg. iso -iniportant.- The ballot of a
soldier in favor of the re-election of Abraham
Lincoln would prove as effective in putting'
down. rebellion aWhis bullet directed against
';armed- traitors in the field. 'The - remarks 'of
-Lieut. Col. McFarland had .=ft 'most happy
.effect upon the meeting. Indeed, the appear
:ance,of the veteran hero, inspired all who
heard him, with ,the justice of the cause he
The mecteag adjourned with three cheers
for Lincoln and Johnson, the army and navy,
the Counts Ticket, th.f!- soldiers,
pres'ent; and for CoL McFarland, , who lost a
leg at Gettysburg. • •,‘• '- . • •
Gr 0 - ELI. OIT N ]P. W $
Unconditional Surrender of Mobile.!
• : ; CArao, Sept. 25.
Thelieruphis Budletiri ofyeiterday publishes
on what:it regards as reliable anthority, the
substance , of a dispatch received at Holly
:Springs: announcing the unconditional' sur=n
:render Of to our gunboats: No: ditte
aro given. ::The'gunboats afiproachea the
city so close that they coalellave destroyed
ikwithoutdiftleulty. - 1 O -
Later Piaui Sheridati.
Vie' Continues to. Pursue, the Rebels.
tinga,geinent Since , Thursday.
Vorbet:Caliturto a Number of Miners.
The Captures at Fisher's Hill.
4 ,26 Guns find 80 ‘Additioall,tbel Officep :1117
five: at itanteegerrv,
llreekinridge Gone . tite Southwest.
Dispoteh of Steretory of War.
• WAsimuricirt; ept. A. M.
'To Majp:r Gen, Dire,„.Nef? York :
Dispatol.lies from 'ben. Sheridan, dated 11 ,
o'clock Saturday night, south of
New Bfarket,,have beez,L.reeeived.
Ile had driven. thetherhyfriim Mt Jackson,
Withorkt. being ahle;to ibrnig- on an engage-
Mout. Tbe enemy were inovaing rapidly, and
hi.had AO cavalry present'to hold them.
General Torbert had attacked Wickham's
force at Luray, and ; captured_, a number of
prisoners. , , 1, ,,
General Sheridan found hospitals in all the
towns trOin - Winel}ester :to New Market,- and
was,eighty Miles from lolartinsburg, -
TWerity pieces of ,artillery were captured at
plislier'q Hill, 1100 prisoners, a large arpormt.
bf ammunition, caissons, limbers, &0., a large -
amount of entrenching idols, small arras ann.
debris. list of capturOd material, has yet
been receiyed, ,
The Small towns thiough the Valley tmve
great many of ..the enemy's wounded.
' Gen. Stevenson repOitslhear,rival at .gar
per's Ferry of a train of our wounded ; twfmty..,
six captured guns and, eighty addditisnal
Breskixtridge:haar)g.49 take command,
pt 'aePa'ztof the -8 91 1 th - west -,
'Secretary of War.
I r • •')
From the Southwest.
Hood Moving Towards,AlWounn
REBEL RAIDERS CAPTURE PUNS.
JEFF DAVIS - MAr ON.
Gen. Steele Takes the Offensive.
Nothing New From General Grant.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 11 A. M.
To Maj. Gen. Dix, N. Y.-,
Dispatches received this morning from Gen.
Shennan's command, state that Hood appears
to be moving towards the Alabama line.
A strong force of rebel raiders are reported
to be operating against Sherman's oonnimni
cations, and. had capttred Athens. Vigorous
preparations are betnernade to overtake and
destroy this force ! , •
Jeff. Daviiis reported to be at Macon.
Reports have also'been received from Major
General Canby. General Steele has been
strongly reinforced, and has taken the offen
sive. . '
Dispatches froni Genend,drint dated at 10
o'clock last night, report no Military opera
The above comprises the substance of nut
tary information proper , for publicsdipn re
calved to the present date by this Department
E. EL STANTON,
From. New Orleans.
Later From Mobile Bay
Important From the . Rio Grande
NEW YORE; Sept. 26.
The. steamer Futig Shiley has arrived, with
New Orleans advices of the 18th bast.
- - -
Ilobile-Bay adviees of the 14th nthte that all
was quiet there, but movements there on float
by both the' fleet and the army.
Preparations are making to remove the guns,
machinery,' &e., of 'ilia monitor Tecumseh.
Details of , the Rio Grande news' shoW that
Cortinas is still on the north' side of the - Rio
Grande, at least so says the'Bra of the 18th.
Some three hundred.' Mexicans had sur
rendered to Major Noyes, .with three guns, at
Palo Alto, between Brazos and Brownsville.
Soon after the rebels, who had - recovered
from their scare at first, at Brownsville, at
tacked Major Noyes, wile,- 'with one hundred
and fifty Texas Union' cavalry snd the three
hundred Mexicans,. repulsed a charge of the
rebels, driving them back in confmsion. Sub
sequently Major Noyes returned to Brazes.
Forrest Crosses the Tennessee and Gap,-
SAM WHEELER AT CQURTLAND,
No Dentonstration Against the Chattanooga
' • " • Lotusvitrs, Sept: 25.
On Friday last part of Fot rest's force, about
4,p00 inen, crossed the Tennessee river, at
:Bates' landing, in Temiessec• Hiswhole force
:is estimated. at 8,000, with 10 guns.
• Col. Campbell and garrison at•Athemi- also
were attacked , by,a large force of rebellt;fland
alter a severe fight of two hours duration were
forced to surrender. , Several latildinge, in
cluding the depot were set on - ,ftte. ForreSt
in person was in Athens, at 2 P. M. yesterday.
Atided:n:ll,oot of 300 men, sent trom,Deca-;
tur t..:3 - reinfinnio'.'thegarrison at:Athens; are re
ported to have been Captured . after an.obsti
nate erigageinesd. . -
Seyeral prisoliers captured by Cola Grasse;
near Athens, report that they, Grossed at Flor
ence; and that, Forrest, told, themllie- would
have force enough to deitroy both the. Tail , '
roads; and stay on theline as he pleased. The'
rebel force bave.destroyeaseveral miles of the
Tennessee and Alabama railroad, both at De
catur and Athens.
There Is no communication with Prdaski,'
Tennessee. and escaped prisoners report that
the .rebel Sam. Wheeler was at Cortland, Al
abama, yesterday. . ' •
There are,. three ~commanders, , Forrest,
Roddy and-Peggler: • • z '
L'Thieeler's • force is reported to have . gone
SonthltojOin Rood in _GeomM. ForreSt. in
tendaikato • Capture. Pulaski, Pranklin and
Shelbyville, all the intenuediata 'blockhouses•
on the r r_oad At. last. accountstifes-rebels•tierez
vili g PR Palaeki- . r, fr -.
No demonstration has .been_ made' on-the
Chattanooga Railroad. '.
A telegram from,Pulaski . reports bear" .
firing heard in the direction of the Sulphur
Branch. The rebel forces ax e , operating'
against the Elk river bridge. •
All .aecounts agree = that large - forces are
marching won our defences on the 'line; and .
that proper means have•been taken to repubte
the .rebel forces,_ and it is. hoped they will be
forced to recross the river - before Gen."Ros
seen has, to;
with thi3m. Gen. Rossean
takes the ; field to-day, in person.
Indignant Lette-r from Sherikair,
HE DENIES TVAT THE • EEFII . GEEB FROM ATLANTA.
IE&TE kit EN ROBBED.
ATLA.NTA, Sept 24.
To the..royisville aye lit of the..2fey.o York .Assoc
ated Pross: ; ' -
, Your press aiaprAches'of the 21st embrace
one frdniltbeCon 0 f' the I.4th, announcing the
arrival of the first trai4i of refagees from At
lanta,,with' this addition; that' they' were rob
bed of everything before being sent into the
Of course that is false, and it is idle to cor
rect it is so far as rebels are concerned, for
they purposed it as a," falsehood to create a
gdschi:evous public opinion. .
tiutli is, that during , the .truce four
hnnd red and forty-sixty families were moved
South, making seven hundre.d and five adults,
eight hundred and sixty children, four hun
dreet and—seventy-nine servants, with one
thousand" sit hundred and fifty-one,poimds of
'furniture aud household goodxf on au avamge
for ea - Ch‘family, of which T have
,Et perfect re
collection. • /
At the end of the trace,Colonel Warner, of
nay staff; who had general supervision of the
businefss, received- from Major Clan, of Gen
eral Hood's staff, the folksier* letter : .
• Rouen arniSisrat,,Sept, 21,:1864.—C010ne1:
.L. --Our official ethurawkatior t , being abonkto
Cease,. youmill permit me to_ bear testimony
to the - unifoqu, 9ourteEry you,hare shown on
all occasion's to me and my‘ people, and the
promptness witkiwhich. you have corrected
all irregularities arising in our intercourse.
(loping. at Some fYitore time tciba able to re
eipro eate your courtiisiese'and 'in many in
oances y o ur positive kindness, I am 7ith
respract, Total obedieltoeisei% • -
• Major and A. A. G. of Gen.,good's atafE
To Liwateitant-Colonel Wiiliaoa Wexner; of
General Sherman's:staff :
I would net notice this, but
, ft'._i;= - 1 •#W
people of the North are liable to be milled by
fakehood . calculated for special pufposes,
and by a desperateienemy.. They will be re
lieved by this asagrance, - that not only care
but real ku:kdneaslias been extended to fami.
lies who loit their homes by the acts of their
W. T. SHERMAN,
Major Generid. Commanding
Interesting From.. Atlanta.
THE REBELS FEAR AN ADVANCE ON MOBILE__
PEACE PROPOSITIONS BY GOVERNOR BROWN or
Among the guests at the Galt House this
evening are Major General T. P. Blair, Brig
adier Generals R. A. Smith, Rice and Long.
Passengers from Atlanta report all quiet.
A portion of the city is being destroyed, and
the lumber from the dwelrisigs . is used to con
struct camps. The rebel army is swingin g
around to ewer the Atlanta and West Point
Railroad, so as to prevent our advance on
Governor Brown, of Georgia, has offered
Gen. Sherman propositions of peace. notwith
standing the assertions of Eastern correspond.
ents to the contrary.
The Gold Martet.
ItmeoxrPHr.a, Sept. 26
Gold declined to-day. to 187.
On Monday, 19th September, by Rev. Jno.Walkee,iiet;
son, Mr. J. M. BONCARDNIM and Mia KlltErf NVIN
note, all of this city.
POTATOES FOR SALE
ACAR LOAD of excellent Potatoes ate 01
• feted for sale, in quantities to suit purellasei
Apply at the Old Wallower Warehouse. sept2O•Ohn,
LOT of fine double Guns. Glazed Duck
Powder, Shot, Caps, Powder fla..ks,.Sliot Belts, Sze
just received and forsale at hwest market Prises.
• cep211...30 . ICELIZER. ik'BROTHEV., Market Snate.
RIGS! RAGS!.!RAGS! ! !
FIVE cents per lb. cash paid for good mixed
Rags. SCHEFFEB'S Bookstore,
50p126 21 South Second street, Harrisburg, Perna.
NE good two horse Carriage or Hack, on
reasonable terms. . The above Hack , with a goof
tkam, *lit be enred for hire until sold, on very reaslo
able terms. Apply a •
sept29,4l3t „Ft, J, voctsYsllinel,l'aston at.
YOUR attention is called to the splendid
assortment of Extra Note Pcier, Elzrctop,, , ,, and fin.,
Stationery at SCHRPFER'Slinolistore,
sept 26 . 21 South Second street,ll.4erfeburg, Penn.
snrir E g AN - Li, 514 A R - Fe. - NO MORE.
DEFER and AGUE cnred in one day. Cure
only one doll*, sent by - wail on receipt of money.
AddreAs Dr. &mimeos," 4nia street, Illdilletown. Dauphin
READ ! READ ! !
WI.4IA'.ICSOO; ETATION, Llepi. 10, 18G4
STIPHESU , .—The pills I got from yol cured my sou of
a severe lit of Ague. .Be is now cured two months, and
had no return since. I Cheerfully recommend your pills.
sept26.2k* . . Mrs. HANNAR WF.BSTER.
Ti OR RENT immediately, on account of
12 going to war, to a family without ckiildren, that
splendid country seat, owned and occupied by Jesse Wing
eq., near the new Itarket house. The house a brick cot
tage with seven Towns., There i 3 a pump of good water at
the kitchen dbpr. The lot has over. an acre ofland, sot is
choice fruit end the best variety of grapes. There is also
a good stable on thelot.: Arrangement may be made with
a geMeel family tof eke rent out its board.. I have also, a
huge lot extra cabbage and potatoes for sale cheap, if ap
pited•for soon. Ripply to JESSE WISIGEET. sepl26.ll3t*
Wall Paper I Wall Paper!!
A 'large and splendid stock of WWI - Paper
111 6 ., of all styles and prices, forsale cheap at
.;, . • . , • SeREPFER'S Bookstore,
sep26 21 South Second street, Harrisburg, Penna.
.Window Shades and Blinds.
A SPLENDID assortment Of Linen sh9,des
and Papei 131inds, at '
SCHBFFSR'S Bo tore,
Bey% 21 South Second street, thuliebarg, Penna.
Sent Oar Selling Off!!
As I lute d to remoye About the middle of
October, I am desirous or closing' out me Stock of
Dry Goeds at, tp4ktly rehiced prim: I '
• ' ' • -GUST, totcHstAN,
?30126-4w!, :2ITI.XOoor 1 Kelker's Hardware Store.
• -7 ' '" Vem- fpnvvatent.
I„,tcpzi TAP - SIG,
MAIMS preaarise to inforrci his friends and
OttStamen. and the pliblic in general, that ha has
opened a wholesale atm retail Variety. Notion, and-Jay
e/Ty ,Store, - M0.105y, Market street, able?. Bby at- Ktinkel't
It would occupy a great amount of Ppace to enumerate
Abe:articles composing my stock.. The purclieser will fled,
through my experience of thirten years in the business.
that I can sell .goods, equal to the.johliem Mille Eastern
i cities. ; - sept26-dem*
ALL be sold at public sate, at the Court
Rouse, on Wednesday next, the 25th itist. , a cer
tain 'valuable lot of ground situate in the Sixth ward,
fronting on Second street eighteen feet, four inches, ex.
tending back ninety feet, adjoining property of Mr. Henn?
and others: Toegessiongiven immediately.
Sale to commence at' two o'clock:, P. in. Terms made
known by • JOHN W. FORH.A.N.
W. BARR, Auctioneer. sept 26-21.
$50 . 0 Reward !
TIIHE store of the undersigned having been
broken into on the night of September 20th, and
robbed of our entire stock of black and fancy dreassilks,
black alpaccas, Irish linens, kid gloves_ a large, number
of Waterloo andother shawls, besides fine dress patterns
'of iarious styltv, we offer a reward of FIFE HUNDRED
IloM.Anli for such information as will lead to the detec
tion of the thieves and the recovery of the goats.
sept26-114t, D. EPPLEY & CO
A 'NEW STORY BOOK
BY' FANNY . FERN
310 pp. 16mo. Illustrated,' $1.50.
INTENDED for the young, but interesting
4. to all; containing mostly true stories of the younger
days of real persons of distinction; as Waller Scott, Na
poleon and JosePhine, Lord Byron, Dr. , Johnson, Lord
Chesterfield's Son, Robert Burns, Charlotte Bronte, An
drew J,ackson, Geo. Stephenson, John Brown and others.
related in the iitimitshic style or this distinguished au
thoress • MASON BROTFLERS,
Fierfe26 - 3t .
A new invoice of line salt salon, Just received
and for sale by SEMLER s FRAZEIt,
sept 26 (soccer to W. Dock 4n Co.)
1 In can, just received and for sale by
SEMLER & FRAZER,
(successor to W. Dock & Co.}
TWO HOUSES:AND' 'LOTS, SITUATED
on the upper side of BAST NORTH Street, this city.
Each lot contains 1246. feet front, 110 feet in depth
For pertkalare inquire. of
. . •
QTRAYED. sy from thiif Brick-yard of the
tuaderaigued, on Saturday, sorrel Hone, four Year
'old, bad a small cut on hind Return, has a long tan.'
Any person returning him will reentre a liberal reward.
0%46d-20 • - PHILIP gni.
BIBLt% `Prayer Books, Hymn Books, of
all denominations, in different styles and at different
Price!, at ' SCHEFFER'S - Bookstore,
Sept 26 . 2.l. ) Sosth Second street, Harrisburg, Permit.
.P°o___legbo.llS, Wallets min - Pluses for
p at SCREFFEWS Etepastoig,..
MOY_BOblat,Toy BoOks ip: 001143 va•
riety, at SCHEFFER'StBO9'kitore,
OOMS in the Exchange, on Wilnut street
APpiy to Nam skid swaet.
J. M. WELSTLM,
Attorney at Lau"